Sanath Jayasuriya Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Sanath Jayasuriya


Full NameSanath Teran Jayasuriya
Nickname(s)Master Blaster, Matara Hurricane, Matara Mauler
ProfessionSri Lankan Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches
- Waist: 34 inches
- Biceps: 13 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- Against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, 26 December 1989
Test- Against New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton, 22 February 1991
T20- Against England at The Rose Bowl, Southampton, 15 June 2006
International RetirementODI- Against England at The Oval, 28 June 2011
Test- Against England at Kandy, 1-5 December 2007
T20- Against England at Bristol, 25 June 2011
Jersey Number# 07 (Sri Lanka)
# 1 (IPL, Mumbai Indians)
Domestic/State Team(s)Mumbai Indians, Asia XI, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Ruhuna, Somerset, Dolphins, Marylebone Cricket Club, Khulna Royal Bengals
Favourite ShotFlicks off the Leg Stump
Batting StyleLeft-hand Bat
Bowling StyleSlow Left-arm Orthodox
Records (main ones)• At the 10th position in the List of Highest Individual Scores in ODIs with
189 runs (as in 2017).
• The title of scoring maximum runs in a two-match test series i.e. 571 runs.
• Hold the record for highest partnership for 2nd wicket in tests with 576
runs along with Roshan Mahanama.
• Has hit 270 sixes in ODIs (second highest number).
• The fourth highest run-scorer in ODI cricket with 13,430 runs.
• The first cricketer to play 400 ODIs.
• The only all-rounder to score over 1000 runs and take more than 25 wickets
in the history of Cricket World Cup.
• The only batsman in history to have two consecutive ODI scores above 150.
• The first player to score 2500+ ODI runs on a single ground.
ControversyIn 2017, this legendary cricketer became a news sensation after the leakage of a porn video. The video was featuring a sexual intercourse between Jayasuriya and his ex-partner Maleeka Sirisenage. According to Maleeka, Jayasuriya leaked the video just to seek revenge from her.
Personal Life
Date of Birth30 June 1969
Age (as in 2018) 49 Years
BirthplaceMatara, Sri Lanka
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
Signature Sanath Jayasuriya Signature
NationalitySri Lankan
HometownMatara, Sri Lanka
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversitySt. Servatius College, Matara, Sri Lanka
Educational QualificationNot Known
ReligionTheravada Buddhism
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Political InclinationUPFA (United People’s Freedom Alliance)
HobbiesTravelling, Watching Movies
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affair/GirlfriendMaleeka Sirisenage (2012)
Wife/SpouseFirst Wife: Sumudhu Karunanayake (Air Lanka Ground Hostess) (m. 1998; div. 1999)
Sanath Jayasuriya with Sumudhu Karunanayake
Second Wife: Sandra De Silva (a Former Flight Attendant of Sri Lankan Air Lines) (m. 2000; div. 2012)
Sanath Jayasuriya with Sandra De Silva
Third Wife: Maleeka Sirisenage (2012) (Actress, a secret wedding)
Sanath Jayasuriya with Maleeka Sirisenage
ChildrenSon- Ranuka Jayasuriya
Daughter (s)- Yalindi Jayasuriya, Savindi Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya with his Family
ParentsFather- Dunstan Jayasuriya
Mother- Breeda Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya Parents
SiblingsBrother- Chandana Jayasuriya (elder)
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerSachin Tendulkar
Favourite ActorShahrukh Khan
Favourite ActressesSri Lankan Actress: Iranganie Serasinghe
Indian Actress: Kajol
Favourite Sport
Football (other than Cricket)
Favourite PlayerDiego Maradona (Footballer)
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹100 Crores ($16 Million)

Sanath Jayasuriya

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sanath Jayasuriya

  • Does Sanath Jayasuriya smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Sanath Jayasuriya drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He is one of the renowned all-rounder Sri Lankan cricketers; well-known for his striking performances and is famous to revolutionize ODI cricket with his attacking and explosive batting.
  • He studied at St. Servatius’ College, Matara; where his cricketing talent was analyzed and honed by G.L. Galappathy (his college principal) and Lionel Wagasinghe (his college cricket coach). His performance was so good that he was selected as the captain of St. Thomas’–St. Servatius Cricket Encounter Team in 1988.
  • In 1988, in the Outstation Segment, he was announced as the ‘Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year.’ The same year, at the Observer School Cricket Awards, he received the awards for the “Best All-rounder” and “Best Batsman.”

    Sanath Jayasuriya with Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Award

    Sanath Jayasuriya with Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Award

  • In the same year, he represented Sri Lanka in the inaugural ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup (held in Australia). A few months later, he was selected in Sri Lanka ‘B’ Team for a tour in Pakistan; where he scored two unbeaten double centuries.
  • In 1989–90, he was inducted into the Sri Lankan cricket team for Australia tour.
  • He played a great role in the victory of Sri Lanka in the 1996 Cricket World Cup. He scored 221 runs including two half-centuries and captured 6 wickets in 6 matches. He won Man of the Tournament title for his overall contribution.
  • In 1996, he was selected as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World and was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1997.
  • He is the first Sri Lankan cricketer who held the tag for the highest Test Scorer; which was 340 runs against India in 1997.
  • He served as the Sri Lankan cricket team’s captain in 117 ODIs and 38 test matches from 1999 to 2003.
  • In 2010, he joined politics as a Matara District candidate (UPFA, United People’s Freedom Alliance) and became the first cricketer to play while in the Parliament.
  • In 2012, he participated in a popular Indian dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhlajaa.”

  • In 2013, he was chosen as the chairman of cricket selection committee by the Sri Lanka Cricket Association.
  • He held the record for the fastest fifty in ODIs (made in just 17 balls against Pakistan in 1996) for 19 years; until AB de Villiers surpassed it on 18 January 2015.

  • He is the first cricketer to be selected as a UN Goodwill Ambassador by UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS), Geneva for his commitment to the prevention of AIDS/HIV among the youth in Sri Lanka.
  • He holds the record for the highest opening partnership in ODI history along with Upul Tharanga.
  • He has received ‘Man of the Match’ title for 47 times in one-day international cricket.
  • He has also received ‘Man of the Series’ title for 11 times in ODI cricket.
  • He has made 6973 runs at an average of 40.07 with 31 half centuries and 14 centuries.

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